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Interchangeable wheels with stock Commander wheels

Spent the last two hours searching through the forum. Found a lot of great information about wheels, but didn't see this question:

Are there any wheels I might find at the salvage yard that are interchangeable with stock 07 commander wheels? Don't want to make any modifications.

Many thanks in advance for your assistance. If I've missed this thread, please gently flame me :-)

Thanks, Mark
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Any wheel that is 17x7.5 and has 6" of back spacing will work.

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Any wheel that is 17x7.5 and has 6" of back spacing will work.
Offset is another figure, that is the same as back spacing, just measured a different way. Don't know the figure for the Commander. Both figures just tells you how far into the wheel is the face of wheel that butts up against the hub of the vehicle. It an important figure, and wheels won't fit, or can fit but make the vehicle handle all wrong and wear the tires and suspension much faster if its off more than just a little bit.

So, you can't just get any 17X7.5" wheel, it also has to have the right back spacing OR offset figure as well.

Also keep in mind, FWD (or AWD added to a FWD vehicle, like the Patriot) and RWD/4WD vehicles typically have a drastically different offsets/back spacing. The wheels usually will NOT interchange between the two different types of vehicles. There are exceptions, so check the figures, but if you have to guess, don't risk it with swapping wheels between typical FWD and RWD layouts.

Sorry, NOT the answer you were looking for, but at least Jeep5253 and I gave you something to think about in your effort.


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You would also need the correct bolt pattern. Some members are using Wrangler Rubicon wheels so the bolt pattern for the Wrangler and Commander must be the same. Also, wheels from the previous model GC would be compatible.
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Thanks Dhh3, yea, bolt pattern is a big one, got to make sure the wheels have the right bolt pattern as well, or you'll never be able to put them on.

I found this:
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/knowled...ifications.htm

Lots of good info to learn how to figure out which wheels will fit.

Apperantly the Commander has a 5X5" bolt patter, which is larger than most Chrysler Vehicles, NOT much different then a lot of later Jeep Vehicles.


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You would also need the correct bolt pattern. Some members are using Wrangler Rubicon wheels so the bolt pattern for the Wrangler and Commander must be the same. Also, wheels from the previous model GC would be compatible.
Yes, correct bolt pattern is necessary. I didn't mention it because I thought that would be a known factor.

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Take nothing for granted, kind sir. There is no such thing as too much information, unless, of course, you are talking about Congressman Weiner!
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Thanks to all

Thanks guys for the help. Mongo, the link was especially helpful

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I just got wheels for my Commander from a Grand Cherokee, they fit nicely.

The standard wheels on my Commander were;

17" x 7,5, bolt pattern 5x127, offset 43,8.

I replaced them with the GC tyres, the only difference is the offset, which is 50,8.

In Switzerland that is still within the allowed tolerance, and I have to say that the 14mm of added width do make a difference. I like it actually better now, it's a little more stable than before, feels better. Really good on and offroad.

The tyres are Goodyear Wranglers, imho the best you can get for a Commander. Of course at winter you need something like Nokian Tyres, those guys know their stuff about winter.

But please note that there are many different tyre sizes for both Commander and GC, so you need to be careful. And also you should consider the tyre pressure sensors in your cost calculations.

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